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My experiences with the Cleo Lucy are mixed. The fit of the cups differs notably between colors!
So one Lucy may fit you perfectly in a certain color, but even the same size of a different color won't.
I am balanced (neither FoT nor FoB), somewhere between shallow and projected, and have wide roots.
Here's my review for neon/white:
The bra didn't fit me. The top of the cup was cutting in and the cup was not filled out at the same time.
This means that the bra cannot accomodate upper fulness, and it requires much projection.
It's the wrong shape for me, giving me like an "orange-in-a-glass" effect due to the wrong cut.
Also, the color is called "neon/white" but it's not bright white, but a cream/ivory color shade.
Updated on Feb 24, 2014 Flag this
This is my first bra after properly measuring myself. Prior to this, I had been wearing 34As and was thinking about moving up in band size. After reading reddit.com/r/abrathatfits, I went to Nordstrom Rack and tried on a bunch of 30 bands. This was one of the few that didn't gape at the top when I hunched my shoulders forward. I am not used to wearing unlined bras and was surprised at how nicely this shapes and lifts me. I have generally worn padded and molded bras in the past to shape my breasts. I'm also surprised at how the 30 band feels. It is quite ... snug but not uncomfortable. I can easily fit a couple of fingers under the band while wearing it on the loosest hook.
I have this in white. The fabric is a sheer, lacy nylon. It's quite pretty and fairly comfortable, though I have a feeling it might feel itchier in hot, humid weather. I'm hoping a wash will soften it up. The lace detailing across the top is fine on me, but makes this a bad choice for anyone with breasts that are fuller on top. This bra is not good for nipple control and the seams and wires show through thin shirts, so I would only wear it under thicker tops.
My biggest problem with the Lucy is that the straps are set slightly too wide. The outer edges of the bra straps dig into a bit of armpit chub and chafe the skin there. I have to angle the bra straps in toward my neck to ensure they won't slip off my shoulders. If the straps are straight, they feel like they're about to slide off. The proportions of the bra are OK on me, but I'm on the taller side of petite. A smaller woman than me would probably not like how high the wires come up on the sides and in the gore.
I will update this review after I've laundered the bra a few times.
Updated on Feb 24, 2013 Flag this
My shape: Average/narrow roots, tall roots, FOB, moderately projected, soft tissue, shallow above the apex.
How this bra fits: This bra is surprisingly a fair fit on my tall roots, it does cut in, but only minimally, and if I wear the bra with a racerback clip the cups open up just enough at the top. The wire width is good, and the wing height is perfect (I find my tall roots and soft tissue prefer a taller wing, or my breasts try to escape out the side, even when the wire width is perfect). The depth is great for me, too. The band is too big, but I ordered a band size up because I couldn't find this one in a 28F. So that fit problem is on me.
All in all, I think this is a great bra - comfortable, gives me a flattering lifted shape, but keeps me looking quite natural.
Updated on Mar 24, 2017 Flag this
I got this bra from another Bratabase member.
It is very pretty yellow bra with no padding.
It doesn´t fit perfectly. The wires are wide enough for me and they are very comfortable but the band is too big and the cups are slightly too small. There is very small quadboob effect. The fit is decent though, if I use the tightest hooks.
I know 28 band would be better, but I wonder which cup it should be then. If I go see others´ Lucy bras Bratabase says that 28F would be too big in the cups for me! How can it be, if 30E is slightly too small?? I ... tried to judge based on measured cup depths, how they vary between 28 band and 30 band. I do not get it...
Anyway, cups are the right shape in this bra for me. I will keep it for it is so pretty, and try to live with these few issues https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
EDIT. I altered the band so that it doesn´t stretch so much, and now it´s good. I also think after wearing the bra that the cups are just fine https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
EDIT2. I realise now that the cups are not the right shape for me, after all. They cut in and produce slight quadboob but if they were bigger, I think there would be gaping where my nipples are.
EDIT3. Boobs gone bigger (!!), cups now definitely too small.
Updated on Jan 28, 2013 Flag this
I can see why this bra is suggested for those fob. The straps are a touch too wide for comfort for me and it does not feel very supportive. The lace, on me, gapes horribly. Which most bras do but I had such high hopes for this one. I have tall and shallow yet wide roots. Even I think.
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 Flag this
It's my first unlined bra since my bra journey began. It's not a perfect fit, but I like it a lot. It's a nice change from the super padded bras I normally wear. Good support without the extra manhandling from pads or moulded cups. Really quite comfortable. I forget I'm wearing a bra. Definitely not the prettiest, though.
Because I'm FoB, this fits well in the bottom of the cup, but there is slight wrinkling at the top, which is exacerbated when lying down.
Updated on Jun 01, 2016 Flag this
I purchased this used with the knowledge that it may not fit me. I had heard that the top lace section is sometimes too tight and this seems to be the case with me as well, even though I identify with having even fullness. Perhaps the black colour way is smaller slightly? I also found that the wires don't lay flat and I had to bend them inwards at the gore. I also think the gore is too wide for me. I like gores to be less than an inch because I'm close set. I may alter the gore to make it thinner.
I don't mind this bra, even with its faults. My breast feel swollen this week so hopefully it will fit better later during the month.
I've added new, better photos that hopefully have better lighting. This is also fitting better now as well.
Updated on Aug 01, 2015 Flag this
This is for the purple Lucy. I love purple. The band length is 23.3" and the cup depth is 8.5"
Updated on Mar 09, 2015 Flag this
It´s too big for me, can say anything to this bra
Updated on Jan 12, 2015 Flag this
It's an amazing bra, i really love it. It's a bit tight for me so I use an extender, hopefully it'll stretch a bit more. It's very pretty, i love the details, however as it is white and a soft bra (? I can't wear it with any shirt I want. I think everyone should give it a try.
Updated on Jan 07, 2015 Flag this
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